The Hollywood Reporter -- The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, Mumford & Sons, The Killers and Phoenix will headline Chicago's Lollapalooza in August, the festival announced today. The annual festival's ninth year will also feature performances by The Postal Service, New Order, Vampire Weekend, Queens of the Stone Age, The National and Kendrick Lamar.
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This will mark The Cure's first appearance at Lollapalooza.
"The first time I ran into Robert Smith of The Cure was 1997 in New York City," Festival founder Perry Farrell said in a press release. "We were both going into the same club; and it was Halloween. I was dressed as myself and so was he. I am so happy The Cure have finally arrived at Lolla in Chicago!"
The lineup is also notable with the return of Nine Inch Nails, who have been on hiatus since 2009. The Trent Reznor-fronted rock band played the original Lollapalooza in 1991 and haven't graced the fest's mainstage since 2008.
Other artists on the lineup include The Lumineers, Eric Church, Ellie Goulding, Thievery Corporation, Grizzly Bear, Lana Del Rey, Band of Horses, Hot Chip, Azealia Banks, Local Natives and Two Door Cinema Club. The festival will also boast an extensive roster of EDM artists, including Steve Angello, Knife Party, Steve Aoki, Flux Pavilion, Major Lazer, Dog Blood, Dada Life and Dillon Francis.
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Lollapalooza will take place August 2 - 4 in Chicago's Grant Park. Three-day passes for the festival sold out on March 26, however a limited number of single day passes will go on sale on Wednesday April 3 at 10 a.m. CST. VIP and Platinum passes are currently available on Lollapalooza's website. Single day passes cost $95
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